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2017 Committee

At our 75th AGM on 1st December 2016, Leslie Bevis-Smith stood down as Chairman after six years in the role. Over that time the Club has continued to move forward at the start of our second centenary, with growth in membership, work starting on several new layouts and improvements to Keen House.

Tony Cox has been elected as Chairman, and Mike Lloyd elected to replace Tony as Deputy Chairman. David Aplin remains as Treasurer and Membership Secretary, and Elizabeth Livett was elected as Secretary following her co-option into that role earlier this year.

The details have been udpated on this site, and email addresses reassigned. More details will be in our next Bulletin.

To contact any of our team, please use this page.

Stair Lift Appeal

Disabled members and visitors are restricted from fully enjoying the facilities and activities at Keen House, with stairs leading to most rooms.

To rectify the situation we are planning to install a stair lift from the foyer up to the John Anning Hall, then a second one from there up to the Library and Toilets. The Toilets will be modified for disabled use and a wider door installed to allow for wheelchair access.

This all costs money. We need to raise £15,000 for this project. Every donation, large or small, will help.

By launching this appeal we hope MRC members, friends and users of Keen House, and the wider modelling fraternity, will respond with donations allowing an early start to these much needed improvements.

If you would like to donate, please send a cheque to the Treasurer at Keen House (marked on the back 'Stair Lifts'). Alternatively you can pay electronically to the Model Railway Club, sort code 30-94-57, account 00789468, at Lloyds Bank, with 'Stair Lifts' in the comment box.

Library Additions - November 2016

Our library has one of the widest and largest ranges of books for railway modellers - covering prototype railways and modelling. The following books have recently been added.New Books Apr 16 small

The library is open for browsing on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm (unless there is a lecture), and on our monthly open afternoons. Check out the calendar for details. Members can borrow most books to read and work from at home.

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Bulletin 493

The November / December 2016 edition of The Bulletin is on its way to members, featuring a range of interesting articles all written by members, including:Bulletin 493

  • A preview of our forthcoming special event on 20th November, with articles on "Koindu and Moa Crossing" and "Trowland" - both S-scale
  • There's a look back at early S-Scale modelling
  • A history of yellow signal arms
  • And updates from around the MRC.

 The Bulletin is a bi-monthly publication sent to all members of The Club - new members are welcome

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Dec 10
Thanks for making it through the snow, and the perils of M40 drivers! https://t.co/eOLobBWpxx
Dec 10
RT @GrahamMuz: A wonderful chance to get up close to the inspirational @ModelRailClub Copenhagen Fields layout at their mini exhibition htt…
Dec 10
It’s stopped snowing and our mini exhibition is under way at Keen House. 5 layouts including Canute Road Quay https://t.co/GY2OSwbNXw
Dec 10
Two of our guest layouts are unfortunately snowed in in north London, but our mini exhibition is still going ahead.
Dec 09
Big thanks to @MrTimDunn for his mention of our Mini Exhibition tomorrow (https://t.co/OHWIvAgUXz), and our model o… https://t.co/m7ki8CZcsB